Joseph W. Stadnicar

Joseph W. Stadnicar

Hammond Stier & Stadnicar, Managing Partner
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime ...
  • Ohio
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Mr. Stadnicar graduated with his law degree (1990) and MBA (1989) from the Ohio State University and began his legal career in 1990 as prosecutor for the cities of Beavercreek and Fairborn, Ohio. He also practiced in the private sector with the law firm of Gerald E. Schlafman & Associates. In 1995, Mr. Stadnicar opened his own law firm in Beavercreek as he continued to prosecute for the City of Beavercreek. In 1996, Mr. Stadnicar associated his practice with the law firm of Hammond and Stier. After several years his firm merged with Hammond and Stier, and he later was offered and accepted a partnership in the firm renamed Hammond, Stier & Stadnicar (HS&S). In 2001 Mr. Stadnicar left his position as a Prosecutor to focus completely on his private practice with HS&S.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
White Collar Crime
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Juvenile Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Where appropriate, contingent fee options are offered along flat fee and hourly rate options. Fee options are discussed and the client chooses an option before fees are incurred.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly, flat rate, and contingent fee options are available when appropriate. All options are discussed prior to our clients selecting the option best for him or her and before fees are incurred. An appropriate retainer and deposit for future fees are also discussed and agreed upon before a client is obligated to pay fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Hammond Stier & Stadnicar LLC
Beavercreek, Ohio Prosecuting Attorney
Prosecuting Attorney
Fairborn, Ohio Prosecuting Attonrey
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
J.D. (1990)
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Ohio State University - Columbus
MBA (1989)
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John Carroll University
B.S. (1986) | Business Administration
Activities: Three Sport Letterman: Football, Wrestling, and Track Wrestling: Conference Champion and Division III National Qualifier
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Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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Greene County Bar Association
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Dayton Bar Association
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Ohio Association for Justice
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Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Federal Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. The police lied about not arresting him. I wrote a statement about verbal abuse/threats i want all charges dropped
A: Once charged, only the judge has the authority to dismiss a case. The prosecutor also has significant sway over which charges may be dismissed. You may wish to meet with and speak to the prosecutor; the judge will not speak with you about the case. The best place to start is with the Victim Advocate for your court or with the prosecutor's office. As a victim of a crime you have a statutory right to have someon of your choosing represent you as a victim. Here is a link to a brochure on your rights as a victim:

Th police should have provided you a copy of the brochure. ... Read More
Q. Do I have a lawsuit if EMTs used narcan on my brother even though he wasn't overdosing on opioids??
A: This response is general in nature and you should seek the counsel and advice of an experienced Ohio lawyer to review all the aspects of your case. Do not rely on this answer as it is based on limited information.

Ohio's Political Subdivision Tort Liability Act creates a significant hurdle in such cases. Typically, such first responders will be immune from traditional negligence based liability. If the Narcan was wrongfully administered, and it was the proximate cause of your brother's death, the conduct of the EMTs still must be proven to be "willful or wanton," rather than negligent.
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Contact & Map
3836 Dayton Xenia Road
Beavercreek, OH 45432
Telephone: (937) 426-3310
Fax: (937) 426-9328